View Full Version : shop rates

08-21-2007, 06:04 PM

My borther in law has a shop, he does mainly newer cars and custom trucks. He is starting to do a few 60's era cars and as such is doing some restoration work. I was wondering what kind of rates they are charging in your area.


08-22-2007, 05:20 PM
I charge $75 per hour for metalwork, body & paint, I only specialize in hot rods, exotics and muscle cars- no daily collision work. Been doing it 25 years now too...

Im in the Boston MA area and thats pretty par for the course here for a rate.

08-22-2007, 06:16 PM
thanks, that's the field i want to get into. He would prefer to do mini-trucks and newer cars.

09-21-2007, 05:12 AM
$45hr here around Louisivlle KY.

09-22-2007, 05:09 PM
$45hr here around Louisivlle KY.wow-glad I dont have a shop down there- but then again I bet your rent is like $1000 for 5000sq ft too.....